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Favorite Bay Lodge

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Favorite Bay Lodge
  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $5,500 to $6,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $4,500 to $5,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Favorite Bay Lodge sits on Admiralty Island in the Southeast of Alaska in Angloon. The only way to reach the lodge is by seaplane or boat. Getting there is easy with a connecting flight to Juneau. The lodge is a mixture of luxury and rustic chic. Guest rooms include showers, soaking tubs, and comfortable beds. The lodge is excellent for couples and small groups. Meals too are luxurious and focuses on local foods such as salmon, crab, and halibut. Expect to be impressed.

Fishing with Favorite Bay Lodge

The lodge offers both saltwater and freshwater fishing. The remote location is prime for fishing in unspoiled locations. Guests are ushered via boats to proven fishing with Coast Guard certified guides. The lodge provides everything that you need to fish, and once you return from your fishing expedition, the dock crew will clean and process your catch.

Salt Water Fishing and Runs

The local waters have all five species of Pacific Salmon.

For King Salmon the peak season in mid-May through mid-July.

For Silver Salmon, the peak season begins during the first week of July and runs through the middle of September. This is good for freshwater or saltwater fishing though saltwater is more towards the beginning of the run.

The Pink Salmon are available from mid-June through the end of August. For freshwater, these salmon only spawn every other year on the even numbered years.

For Sockeye Salmon, the run begins around the first of June and runs through the middle of July. This is one of the best eating salmon you can catch.

The Chum Salmon, also known as the dog or tiger salmon, have a short peak from the beginning of July until the first week of August. These are fun to catch, but not so great to eat unless you catch them in the ocean. They tend to deteriorate much quicker than most Salmon do once they get into freshwater.

Ling Cod and Rockfish peak from mid-May through the second week of September. Ling Cod are awesome fish. They have a huge mouth long spiky teeth. They are long and lean, and they put up a fight when you hook one. Rockfish, on the other hand, are fun to catch. These include bass, snapper, and cods. Try them with a fly rod. It will blow you mind.

Trout peak from mid-May through the second week of September and are available in the local streams.

Steelhead peak in mid-May through the end of July. These are worthy fish to target. They are the saltwater version of rainbow trout and are perfect on a fly or lure.

Halibut peak mid-June through mid-September. The migration of the salmon draws the big halibut closer to shore. The record in Alaska for sports-caught Halibut is 459 pounds.

The Bottom Line

There is an amazing list of fish available for guests of Favorite Bay Lodge. It is easy to find a new target species depending on when your stay is. The lodge offers comfort and a contrast between traditional and modern. Expect the best of both fishing and lodging. This will truly become your Favorite.

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A Secret, Magical Place
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on December 5, 2023
  • Favorite Bay Lodge is one of the most amazing places I have ever been to. It was so good the first time, we go back every year now. It is one of those places that you don't want to write a review...
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Take me back!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on December 11, 2022
  • In the lounge of the lodge there is a plaque in memory of founder Frank Brien Durang with this quote:- ?When I retire I would like to build a first class Fishing Lodge with gourmet food, top notch...
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Alaska summer trip!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on July 27, 2021
  • A perfect Alaskan Adventure. The meals were amazing along with the staff and guides. If you are looking for a place that makes you feel like royalty this is the place! Rare to find a place where...
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